Sue Robb of 4Children talks to Julie Laughton and Alison Britton from the Department for Education about the role of childminders in delivering the 30 hours free entitlement.
Third iteration of Digital Outcomes and Specialists this year
The Crown Commercial Service has confirmed that a third iteration of Digital Outcomes and Specialists will open for supplier applications later this year.
Following the news that G-Cloud 10 will open for bids in April, it has now been revealed that Digital Outcomes and Specialists 3 will open for bids in July, with an anticipated go-live date in September.
Almost £280 million has been spent through the framework since its inception, with over £100 million going to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The current version of the framework has 2,018 suppliers, with 94 per cent of them SMEs.
Niall Quinn, director for Technology Strategic Category for CCS, said: “We have listened to feedback from suppliers and customers and decided to go ahead with re-letting Digital Outcomes and Specialists in line with our original timescales. This will give customers access to the very latest services, and ensures that current suppliers and new bidders, including smaller businesses, have the chance to work with the public sector.”